December 2015

Water Management

Improve performance and reduce costs of wastewater treatment plants

The increasing costs of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) motivated a major specialty chemical plant to improve the performance of its treatment unit.

Putra, Z. A., TMC Chemical BV

The increasing costs of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) motivated a major specialty chemical plant to improve the performance of its treatment unit. It was determined that the wastewater load to the collective WWTP needed to be reduced. A water pinch analysis was performed to determine the minimum freshwater consumption and wastewater discharge. Then, a linear programming model was created to develop the optimum water network required to reach the target. The result shows improved savings and a practical water network solution. Wastewater treatment system operation A major specialty chemical plant uses a significant amount of water for its production, cleaning and washing. Those wastew

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